Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) announces State of Exception

. February 3, 2014

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) presents State of Exception on view February 7–May 4, 2014.

The exhibition State of Exception, originally installed at the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities Gallery in 2013, represents the collaboration between Richard Barnes, Amanda Krugliak, and University of Michigan anthropologist Jason De León. The exhibition presents backpacks, water bottles, border restraints and other objects left behind by undocumented migrants on their journey into the United States, and audio interviews from migrants relaying their own perspectives and experiences, and their relationships to these objects. State of Exception conveys the complexity and ambiguity of these found objects, and what they may or may not have revealed in terms of transition, humanity, commerce, culture, violence, and accountability.

This exhibition is made possible by the support of The University of Michigan’s Institute for the Humanities and MOCAD.

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